Japan’s first Waldorf Astoria is set to open in 2026. Hospitality giant Hilton has signed a management agreement with real estate company Mitsui Fudosan for this property which is expected to become a prominent address in Tokyo.

Located within a planned mixed-use development project, Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi will be in close proximity to the top shopping area of Ginza, Tokyo Station and the central business districts of Marunouchi, Yaesu and Otemachi.

Business and leisure guests will enjoy the convenient location near Haneda Airport, only 20 km from the hotel.

The hotel will feature 197 guestrooms ranging from 60 sqm onwards, three unique restaurants, an elegant lounge and bar.

Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa and fitness centre. For meetings and social events, the hotel will offer 583 sqm of space, comprising a ballroom and chapel.

Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer of Hilton said:

“We are so pleased to partner with Mitsui Fudosan on the inaugural Waldorf Astoria hotel in Japan. Tokyo is an iconic city that holds a special place in Hilton’s history, and Japan represents a key market for our business.

“This signing furthers our commitment to serving more travellers in more destinations around the globe. We look forward to extending our legendary True Waldorf Service to our guests in Tokyo, offering flawless experiences tailored to each guest.”

Further elaborating on this project, Yutaka Kawamura, managing officer and Hotels and Resorts general manager, Mitsui Fudosan said:

“We are confident that as part of the upcoming large-scale mixed-use development in the historic Nihonbashi district, Waldorf Astoria Tokyo Nihonbashi will be a great addition to our growing hotel and resort business as we seek to part with like-minded hotel companies to bring luxury hotel brands into Japan for both the domestic and international travel market.”

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